Johnny Weir may have finished sixth in the men’s figure skating finals, but the 25-year-old skater is still a hot topic at the 2010 Olympic Games.
The Associated Press reports that two broadcasters are under fire for derogatory comments made about the former world champion.
One commentator from French-language broadcaster RDS said Weir hurts figure skating’s image, while another said the skater should be made to take a gender test. The Quebec Gay and Lesbian Council has demanded a public apology from RDS, calling the remarks “outrageous” and “homophobic.”
]]>The Dish Rag thinks the much buzzed-about skater will most likely
ignore the nasty comments and forge ahead with his plans to start his
own fashion line (much to the French commentators’ dismay, we’re
guessing) after the Olympics wrap up.
Weir recently shared his fashion ambitions in an interview on HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel,” where Weir discussed his plans to launch his own multi-category collection and open retail stores.
The fashion-forward skater has evidently long been interested in the design world. His costume designer of 12 years, Stephanie Handler, told Women’s Wear Daily that his ambitions are no big shocker to her.
“He’s been wanting to design since he began to skate,” says Handler. “He loves fashion and clothes and all that stuff.”
So when Johnny Weir’s designs make it to the Paris runways, we suggest the French commentators don’t hold their breath for an invite….
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